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Trefonen jubilee celebrations raise money for Ethos
05 Apr 2022

We at the Ethos group are delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from the jubilee funding raising activities of a Shropshire village.

The Trefonen Hill Walk, which has been running since 1991, will this year be held over the the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee holiday in June and Ethos is very honoured to have been selected as one of the three charities supported by the event. 

The organisers have lined up a whole range of community activities throughout the weekend and the days leading up to it the proceeds from which will be split between the three charities.

One of the organisers, Helen Francis, who helped to launch the event, said it would be a very busy few days with something on offer for everyone.

Activities will include walks for all ages and abilities, hill running, motorcycle trials, mountain biking, music nights, a duck race and a finale church service and village tea party.

The fun starts on Saturday, May 28th with a fashion show followed by a music night on Wednesday at the village hall. 

The Across the Cynllaith hill walks takes place on Thursday June 2 with 10 and 16 mile routes on offer through the surrounding hills and woodlands starting from Trefonen Village Hall at 8am. The day ends with the lighting of a beacon at the Mynydd Myfyr which should be visible to other jubilee beacons across the area.

Family walks will be on offer on Friday, June 3 with refreshments available in a pop-up cafe at the New Barns Farm and the day ends with a Famous Quiz.

The action moves to two wheels and runners on Saturday June 4 with a hill run, motorbike trial and a mountain bike challenge. There will also be a duck race followed by the Trefonen football club’s barbecue and tug-of-war at The Barley Mow. 

The schedule rounds off on Sunday, June 5 with a church service and village tea party at the village hall with a jubilee lunch and games on the playing field. There will also be a charity scarecrow trail in the village throughout the Jubilee holiday.

Our chief executive Fae Dromgool said on behalf of all our trustees that we were delighted to have been chosen as one of the organisations to benefit from the fund raising jubilee weekend.

“Our aim is to give people with life changing conditions the support they need to lead an independent life and reconnecting with their communities is an important part of that.  So it’s a great honour to be involved in such a community-centred event as Trefonen Hill Walk,” she said.

The other two charities to benefit from the Trefonen Hill Walk events are Oswestry and Borders Foodbank and Medecins Sans Frontieres with 50 per cent of the funds going to MSF and 25 per cent each to the two local charities. 

Further information about the Trefonen Hill Walk events is available on the website or on the Trefonen Hill Walk Facebook page or by emailing at trefonenhww@gmail.com

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